Multiple Teams Pissed Off at Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin

The Seattle Kraken expansion draft isn't a fan favorite for everyone and one executive who is apparently making a mockery of the process is Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin. Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet is reporting teams across the league are pissed off at Bergevin over his handling of the Shea Weber and Carey Price injury news.

To this point, Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin has not commented on either Price’s situation or Shea Weber’s. That’s not unusual for him. In my experience, when asked about injuries, Bergevin won’t comment until he has clarity, and he prefers to do it in either a media conference or on the Canadiens’ social platforms. It’s happened a few times, and he’s consistent with that. However, the Kraken have to submit their picks by Wednesday morning, to be revealed that night. (If it’s true some of the players are going to be unveiled by disembarking from float planes, I can’t wait to see it.) Price is not expected to see doctors until after that deadline.

Because Seattle is supposed to get a full medical picture of all exposed players, this isn’t going over well. Other teams are boiling, complaining the Canadiens are using Price and Weber to make a mockery of the expansion process. - Elliotte Friedman, Sportsnet

Bergevin is rather mum when it comes to his player's injuries, and that's ok. But given all teams are supposed to be handing over medical records of players who the Kraken are interested in; these two aren't slated for medical attention until after the deadline. 

A cheeky move from a very savvy, well dressed executive who doesn't give two sh**s about the Kraken. And you know what, that's ok.

Photo credit:  Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

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